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India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 Highlights: Virat Kohli Stars As India Keep Australia Under Pressure
IND vs AUS, 4th Test Day 4 Highlights: Travis Head and Matthew Kuhnemann will resume at their respective scores of 3 and 0 on Monday.
India vs Australia 4th Test: India took a 91-run first innings lead vs Australia.© AFP
IND vs AUS, 4th Test, Day 4 Highlights: Australia were 3 without loss at stumps on Day 4 of the ongoing fourth and final Test. Travis Head and Matthew Kuhnemann will resume at their respective scores of 3 and 0 on Monday. Earlier, Virat Kohli scored 186 as India posted 571 runs, taking a first-innings lead of 91 runs against Australia. Resuming at 289 for 3 on Sunday, India rode on Kohli marathon knock and Axar Patel's 79. Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy picked three wickets apiece, while Matthew Kuhnemann and Mitchell Starc scalped one each. (SCORECARD)
Here are the Highlights of Day 4 of 4th Test match between India and Australia, straight from Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad:
4th Test, Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2023, Mar 09, 2023
Day 5 | Match Ended
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
India drew with Australia
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- 17:56 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Stumps!Australia ended the fourth day at the score of 3 without loss. Their openers Matthew Kuhnemann and Travis Head remained unbeaten at the crease. The guests still trail India by 88 runs.
- 16:55 (IST)India vs Australia Live: No real threat to Australia!The pitch is still playing nicely. The duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have managed to trouble Matthew Kuhnemann, but the best thing for Australia so far is that they are still unscatched.AUS 480 & 1/0 (4)
- 16:43 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Australia's 2nd innings starts!Matthew Kuhnemann is on the strike, while Travis Head is the other end. R Ashwin will bowl the first over for India. Here we go!
- 16:36 (IST)India vs Australia Live: WICKETVirat Kohli is out at the score of 186. India finish their first innings at 571 runs as Shreyas Iyer won't come out to bat after retiring hurt earlier due to back pain.IND 571 (178.5)
- 16:30 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Catch dropped!Oh! Peter Handscomb, what have you done there! Virat Kohli had flicked a Nathan Lyon delivery in air towards long-on. Peter Handscomb, who had just effected a brilliant run-out, ran forward, timed his jump to perfection but failed to hang onto it. The ball slipped out of his hands and Kohli got a reprieve.IND 570/8 (177.3)
- 16:21 (IST)India vs Australia Live: WICKETAnother wicket for Ausralia! Umesh Yadav is run out. Virat Kohli hit the ball on the leg side and ran for a double. Umesh Yadav found short of his crease at the non-striker's end as a bullet throw from Peter Hanscomb hit the stumps directly at the non-striker's end.IND 569/8 (176.3)
- 16:18 (IST)India vs Australia Live: WICKETRavichandran Ashwin was caught at deep mid-wicket.IND 568/7 (176)
- 16:12 (IST)India vs Australia Live: India set eyes on 600!Virat Kohli is currently batting on 183. He is only 17 runs away from scoring his 8th double century in Test cricket. Meanwhile, India, who now lead Australia by 84 runs, are 36 runs away from reaching to the 600-run mark.IND 564/6 (175)
- 15:52 (IST)India vs Australia Live: WICKETAxar Patel is out! It was a tad fuller delivery with a hint of swing on it. Axar went for a drive but missed to get it from the middle of his bat. The ball took the inside edge of the willow and crashed onto the stumps. Axar departs for 79 runs.IND 555/6 (172.3)
- 15:39 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFOUR!!! Axar Patel smashes a brilliant boundary off Todd Murphy's delivery. Axar Patel unleashes his fury and smashes it hard over the deep mid-wicket as the ball take two bounces before going across the boundary ropes. Brilliant batting from Axar.IND 538/5 (170 overs)
- 15:30 (IST)India vs Australia Live: SIXSIX!!! Axar Patel picks up the pace as he smashes a huge six off Matthew Kunhemann's delivery. He hammers a shot over the mid-wicket for a maximum. India comfortably moving ahead in the game with Kohli and Axar standing strong.IND 525/5 (168.3 overs)
- 15:20 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Fifty for AxarAxar Patel takes a brilliant single and brings up his half-century off 95 balls. India now lead by 39 runs. Brilliant batting from the youngster.IND 517/5 (167.1 overs)
- 15:14 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFOUR!!! Virat Kohli smashes a boundary off Cameron Green's delivery. Kohli takes full advantage of the full-toss delivery as the ball hits the thick edge and dodges the keeper to cross the boundary ropes.IND 507/5 (165.5 overs)
- 15:04 (IST)India vs Australia Live: India go past 500Virat Kohli takes a brilliant single off Cameron Green's delivery as India reach the 500-run mark. The hosts have now taken a lead by 20 runs over Australia. Virat Kohli is going strong as he brings up his 150 runs.IND 500/5 (163.5 overs)
- 15:02 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Back-to-back foursFOUR!! Virat Kohli opens his arms and smashes two back-to-back boundaries off Cameron Green's delivery. With the four, he crosses the 150-run mark. Apart from this, the partnership between Kohli and Axar Patel also crosses the 100-run mark. Brilliant batting from the duo.IND 499/5 (163.4 overs)
- 14:50 (IST)India vs Australia Live: India takes leadAxar Patel takes a brilliant boundary off Todd Murphy's delivery as India take 4 runs lead over Australia. Axar smashes it hard towards the off-side as the ball goes for a four. The partnership between Virat Kohli (143*) and Axar Patel (42*) has been crucial one as both the batters anchored the innings and took Team India ahead.IND 484/5 (161.4 overs)
- 14:33 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Third session beginsHello and welcome back to the third session on Day 4 of the fourth Test between India and Australia. India will continue from 472/5, trailing by 8 runs. Virat Kohli and Axar Patel stand unbeaten at the crease with Nathan Lyon bowling the first over of the third session.
- 14:14 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Tea breakThis marks the end of the second session of Day 4 of the fourth Test match between India and Australia. At tea, India's score read at 472/5 with the hosts trailing by 8 runs. Virat Kohli (135*) and Axar Patel (38*) are standing unbeaten at the crease. Todd Murphy and Nathan Lyon scalped one wicket each on Day 4.
- 14:09 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFour!!! India get another boundary from bye. Matthew Kunhemann's delivery misses Axar Patel's bat and go past the slip and comfortably crosses the boundary line at the fine leg. India trail by only 11 runs.IND 469/5 (157 overs)
- 14:03 (IST)India vs Australia Live: India trail by 18 runsMatthew Kunhemann concedes five runs off his previous over as India now trail by 18 runs. Virat Kohli (132*) and Axar Patel (35*) are standing strong for India as they are cautiously taking their side ahead in the game.IND 462/5 (155 overs)
- 13:50 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFOUR!!! Axar Patel keeps the momentum towards India as he hits another boundary off Matthew Kunhemann 's delivery. Axar gets back into the crease and hits it hard towards the covers as the ball goes across the boundary rope for a four. Brilliant piece of batting from Axar.IND 453/5 (154.4 overs)
- 13:39 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Maiden over by MurphyTodd Murphy bowls yet another maiden over and brings a sigh of relief to Australia. Axar Patel let go off all the six deliveries as India cautiously move ahead in the game. India still trailing by 36 runs.IND 444/5 (150 overs)
- 13:28 (IST)India vs Australia Live: SIXSIX!!! Axar Patel hits a brilliant six off Todd Murphy. Axar lofts it aerially as Usman Khawaja tries to take catch at the boundary line. However, he fails and the ball goes across the line for a brilliant six. Axar turns out to be lucky.IND 436/5 (147.1 overs)
- 13:25 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFOUR!!! Virat Kohli continues his carnage as he gets another boundary off Nathan Lyon's delivery. Kohli smashes it hard towards the long-off as the ball comfortably crosses the boundary rope for a four.IND 428/5 (146.4 overs)
- 13:22 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFOUR!!! Virat Kohli gets a boundary off Todd Murphy's delivery. Kohli times it well and pulls it between backwards square leg and short fine leg for a four. Brilliant dragged shot from Kohli as India still trail by 57 runs.IND 423/5 (145.4 overs)
- 13:09 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFOUR!!! Axar Patel smashes a boundary off Mitchell Starc's delivery. Axar smartly connects it with the bat and places shot towards the fine leg boundary for a four. India need more boundaries like this to get ahead in the game.IND 416/5 (143.2 overs)
- 13:02 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFOUR!!! After a long gap, Virat Kohli opens his arms and hits a boundary off Mitchell Starc's delivery. Looking for a yorker, Starc bowls a low full-toss and Kohli plays a straight shot as the ball dodges the fielder at the mid-on and goes for a four. Brilliant batting from Kohli.IND 407/5 (141.4 overs)
- 12:56 (IST)India vs Australia Live: India go past 400India have reached the 400-run mark and trail by 80 runs against Australia. Virat Kohli (100) and Axar Patel (5*) are taking the hosts ahead in the game. Australia are desperately eyeing a wicket in order to get an upper hand over India.IND 402/5 (140 overs)
- 12:49 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFOUR!!! After Kohli brings up the most-awaited century, Axar Patel also joins the party and smashes a boundary off Nathan Lyon's delivery. He brilliantly cuts it to the backward point for four. Good shot from Axar.IND 399/5 (138.3 overs)
- 12:44 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Century for KohliVirat Kohli brings up his 28th Test century off 241 balls. It was the most-awaited ton as his last century came against Bangladesh in November 2019. With this ton, he takes his international century tally to 75. Brilliant piece of batting from Kohli.IND 395/5 (138.2 overs)
- 12:37 (IST)India vs Australia Live: OUTOUT!!! Nathan Lyon breaks the crucial partnership as he dismisses KS Bharat for 44. Bharat tries to defend the ball but it hit the edge and Peter Handscomb takes a good catch at the short leg. Major disappointment for Bharat as he misses out on his maiden Test half-century.IND 393/5 (136.4 overs)
- 12:31 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Kohli on 96Virat Kohli is batting at 96 and eyeing his most-awaited 28th Test ton. His last century in Tests came against Bangladesh in November 2019. On the other hand, KS Bharat is on the cusp on hitting his maiden Test half-century.IND 389/4 (135 overs)
- 12:27 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFOUR!!! After hitting two back-to-back sixes, KS Bharat hits Cameron Green for a brilliant boundary. Bharat once again hits the short delivery into the deep backward point as the ball goes for a four. With this shot, Bharat has crossed the 40-run mark and inching closer towards his half-century.IND 383/4 (133.5 overs)
- 12:24 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Back-to-back sixesSIX!!! KS Bharat brings some momentum in the game as he smashes two back-to-back sixes off Cameron Green's delivery. The first one comes after he makes a good use of the short delivery and pulls it over the deep backward square leg. The second one comes after he hammers a shot towards the long-off. Excellent batting from Bharat.IND 378/4 (133.4 overs)
- 12:15 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Maiden over by GreenAustralia begin the second session on a good note as Cameron Green successfully bowls a maiden over. Virat Kohli is desperately eyeing his 28th Test ton as he stands unbeaten at 88. India are trailing by 118 runs.IND 362/4 (132 overs)
- 12:12 (IST)India vs Australia Live: 2nd session beginsHello and welcome to the second session of Day 4 of the fourth Test between India and Australia. India resuming at 362/4 with KS Bharat (25*) taking the guard and Virat Kohli (88*) on the other end. Cameron Green will be bowling the first over of this session.
- 11:34 (IST)India vs Australia Live: LunchThis marks the end of the first session of Day 4 of the fourth Test match between India and Australia. At lunch, India's score read at 362/4 with Virat Kohli (88*) and KS Bharat (25*) are standing unbeaten at the crease. For Australia Todd Murphy removed Ravindra Jadeja during the first session. India trail by 118 runs.
- 11:32 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Fifty-run partnershipVirat Kohli (87*) and KS Bharat (23*) bring up their 50-run partnership with a double on Cameron Green's delivery. A much-needed partnership for India after the dismissal of Ravindra Jadeja. On the other hand, the visitors are desperately eyeing a wicket.IND 359/4 (130 overs)
- 11:29 (IST)India vs Australia Live: FOURFOUR!!! India get a boundary from bye. Cameron Green bowls a bouncer to Virat Kohli, which goes over the head of the wicketkeeper and simply crosses the boundary line for a four.IND 357/4 (129.4 overs)
- 11:22 (IST)India vs Australia Live: Good over from KuhnemannSpinner Matthew Kunhemann bowls a good over as he concedes only three runs in his previous over. Virat Kohli is on the cusp of getting his 28th Test ton while KS Bharat is standing unbeaten at 21.IND 346/4 (127 overs)
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